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Local Knowledge on Language and Education

A Special Issue of the Journal of Language, Identity, and Education

Edited by Suresh Canagarajah

CRC Press – 2002 – 96 pages

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Description

This special issue demonstrates how local knowledge can productively complicate a few representative fields in the discipline--literacy practices, sociolinguistics and language death studies, English-language teaching, and bilingual education. The studies display that locality is indeed relational, as each author adopts a stance relevant to his or her own context. If the studies represented in this issue succeed in showing the critical and transformative power of local knowledge, this should convince scholars of the value of providing space for other localities in academic knowledge construction. The editors hope this issue serves to prove the importance of maintaining an ongoing conversation with forms of local knowledge--if not to respect the aspirations and independence of marginalized communities, then at least for the common academic pursuit of developing valid knowledge constructs.

Contents

Volume 1, Number 4, 2002. Contents: ARTICLES: S. Canagarajah, Reconstructing Local Knowledge. L.M.T. Menezez de Souza, A Case Among Cases, a World Among Worlds: The Ecology of Writing Among the Kashinawá in Brazil. D. Ryon, Cajun French, Sociolinguistic Knowledge, and Language Loss in Louisiana. A. Lin, W. Wang, N. Akamatsu, A.M. Riaza, Appropriating English, Expanding Identities, and Re-Visioning the Field: From TESOL to Teaching English for Globalized Communication (TEGCOM). M.D. Pita, S. Utakis, Educational Policy for the Transnational Dominican Community. BOOK REVIEWS: M.E. Curran, Revisualizing Boundaries: A Plurilingual Ethos, by Lachman Mulchand Khubchandani; The Politics of Indian English: Linguistic Colonialism and the Expanding English Empire,by N. Krishnaswamy and Archana S. Burde; Linguistic Genocide in Education--Or Worldwide Diversity and Human Rights?, by Tove Skutnabb-Kangas.

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Description: Edited by Suresh Canagarajah. This special issue demonstrates how local knowledge can productively complicate a few representative fields in the discipline--literacy practices, sociolinguistics and language death studies, English-language teaching, and bilingual education. The...
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